Archive for February 24th, 2013

Funmi Odegbami Receives Double Women4africaAwards Nomination alongside Pauline Long & JustinaMutale

Funmi Odegbami – the lesser known sister of Afrobeats
singing sensation May7ven; the daughter of Segun
Odegbami; CEO of MiNK London; founder of Makeup
Show Live; a member of the Black Women in Europe
Power List, and an internationally renowned makeup
artist – has received nominations in the categories of
Best Makeup Artist of the year and Best Educator of the
year at the prestigious Women4africa Awards 2013.
Women4africa is a UK registered organisation focused
on celebrating and empowering Africa and its women
by supporting and celebrating their role in their
communities via conferences, supporting education
and awarding prestigious awards, recognitions and
special honours on such women identified and
nominated by the public. ‘Women4africa Awards’ is
one of the organisation’s major events held annually at
a prestigious London venue where a number of
nominated women are awarded for their hard work and
creativity.
Having worked and trained with some of the most
prestigious names in the world of makeup and beauty,
Funmi established herself as a major player in the field.
Her impressive portfolio includes work on the catwalk,
editorial, TV, music videos, events, celebrities and
more.
In 2005, Funmi Odegbami established MiNK London, a
reputable makeup artist training facility that offers
accredited makeup courses at the highest standards of
training available; attracting thousands of students
from all over the world.
When asked what motivates her, Funmi responded “a
desire to make a real difference in the world”.
The 2nd Annual Women4africa Awards is scheduled to
take place on Saturday 18th May 2013 at The Great
Hall, Kensington.

EZI EMELA featuring SKALES – “SECRET LOVER” (DANCEREHEARSAL FOOTAGE)

While we wait in anticipation for the music video from
Ezi Emela and E.M.E soldier Skales for their exciting
collaboration “Secret Lover” and with the single getting
a lot of love and support from radio and online
tastemakers alike, the British Nigerian singer,
songwriter and model links up with London-based
G.O.P dancers to offer up this steamy visual footage of
their dance rehearsals and give us a sneak peek of
what to expect from the forthcoming music video for
the Skales-featured “Secret Lover”…

WATCH THE “SECRET LOVER” DANCE REHEARSALS:
HERE

NOLLYWOOD UNCUT SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

screenwriting-competition

Introducing the first Nollywood Uncut screenwriting
competition. We are seeking entries from brilliant
screenwriters looking for a break into Nollywood. A
major project is underway and the successful script will
be made into a Nollywood film to be shot in Nigeria in
2013.

TONTO DIKE GRACES MTV’s BIG FRIDAY SHOW

Tonto and Ehiz

On this week’s episode of number one weekly
entertainment TV program theBig Friday Show, MTV Base VJ, Ehiz Okoeguale will host the show and he will be hosting top Nollywood actress and singer, Tonto Dike.
The “Poko” queen will share her experience in Nollywood and in the music industry with viewers and also answer questions from Glo subscribers on her career.
Upcoming artiste The Cool One will face this week’s studio challenge so as to promote himself and his music at the end of the show. Find out if he makes this week’s energetic challenge.
On this week’s Prank Yo People’s segment, Eyitayo pranked his friend Oye with the help of the BFS crew. The BFS team caught up With a few couples at the Maxwell Valentine Concert which held in Lagos and they shared their romantic experience.
The other segments in this week’s show include the Big
Friday Show Vlog with Stephanie and the weekly Glo presents Big Friday Show countdown.

Watch this week’s teaser with Ehiz and Tonto Dike Below

The Poko
QueenGraces The Big Friday Show
from MTV BaseAfrica

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[INTERVIEW] Why i am not in Oganla cult –Fuji Music Star,Remi Aluko

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Remi Aluko is a talented Fuji music star. He has make a name for him self. The most intresting is that he is one of the controversial artistes in the Fuji Music world. In this interview with Fujiipop, he speaks on reasons he couldn’t join Oganla cult in the Nigerian Fuji music.

Who is Remi Aluko?
Remi Aluko is a Fuji musician everybody knows as Iqwe 1(Alias).

Your greatest achievement last year?
I had a lovely baby girl and an album making waves.

Challenges you went through and how you came through?
As long as you live you face challenges but mine was no
challenges but God saw me through.

When did you start music?
I started as a teenager. My dad was a Fuji artiste way back.

Why Fuji music?
I didn’t choose Fuji music it chose me. Fuji music is all about bluffing and competition instead of encouraging the young ones.
The problem we have started from a leader’s creator of Fuji music.
They created it in astupid way sorry for saying that. Way back it was all about yabbing but now we the young upcoming artistes are trying to encourage.
Fuji music is not like that anymore. The Hip hop artistes are choosing part of our music to make money while we are busy using our music to do the wrong thing. Fuji music enlightens
us on how to be a good person for the society. The Fuji association FUMAN has no plan for us. If they have plans for
us, you would see another upcoming artiste hitting the limelight. Am the only upcoming in the industry for now but I know I will not be
the last. The Fuji music industry is dropping. As a promoter, if you have your money, you could invest in Fuji music because it is good business. It is only our locality that is affecting us. We need educated promoters to come out to enlighten us about life.

What your latest efforts?
It will be out soon, Like in seven months from now. My album is still
in market and making waves. It has to go before bringing out another one.

Who are you doing duet with now?
Nobody for now.

What is your view over Pasuma Oganla cult, are you one of the Oganlas?
Am not Oganla, but Okala. Okala means someone that doesn’t
have time for nobody or shit. Not that I don’t have time for anybody but because of what they do in the industry. Oganla is doing a good thing creating a new name for himself. He is one of them that we are looking up to in the industry, I can’t say he is my
role model or not, he is doing a good thing in the
industry so he is my role model. People are saying lots of things over the Oganla but it is normal to
create a new name. He is the C.E.O of his company, He
is my bro, my boss, my chairman, he is everything to me not only him but all the Fuji artistes.

[MUSIC] SHE’S CALLING – KIN ( official_kin )

KIN She's Calling Art
Recently premiered on Rhythm FM Abuja and JAGUDA.com, here is introducing exciting new Afrobeats/AfroPop artiste KIN – real name Kevwe Isaac Nikoro – with his stunning debut single titled “She’s Calling” for your listening pleasure. Starting off as a freestyle recording while in Lagos for Christmas last year, the song was further brought to life by the very prolific Warri-based producer Citizen, who has previously worked with the likes of Yung6 and Meshack, to serve as KIN’s debut solo single…

Combining to create an enthralling and pulsating four minutes of stellar music, KIN – with his addictive flow and witty wordplay – and Citizen – with his superior use of lush and varied drum patterns fused in with bass-heavy synths – have not only put together one of the most captivating songs out now but also one of the best Pop records of the year!!!

Currently based in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom and a former member of Hip-Hop/R&B trio A-Team who released two hit singles in 2012, KIN is finally ready for his close-up as a solo artist and is poised for massive notoriety in 2013 for his ability to churn out massive club bangers and radio hits – the first of which is “She’s Calling”…
LISTEN TO + DOWNLOAD “SHE’S CALLING”:

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